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Mitt Romney wins Illinois primary

Mitt Romney appeared at a rally in Schaumburg, Ill., after winning that state’s Republican primary.


Romney faced early challenges in the state, but used a vigorous strategy to overcome them that included a blitz of negative ads and sharp rhetoric against his main opponent, Rick Santorum.

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Charles Street church to file for bankruptcy

Members of the Charles Street AME voted Tuesday night to file for federal bankruptcy protection, heading off OneUnited Bank’s plan to auction the congregation’s property.

Harvard receives $30 million gift

The donation came from prominent Boston businessman Joseph J. O’Donnell and his wife, Kathy, the university said Tuesday.

Salem fire chief describes rescue of slashing victims

Chief David Cody described the grisly scene that firefighters encountered when rescuing two children whose throats were slashed. Deadlock continues in Mattapan murder case

The jury will resume deliberations tomorrow, after members apparently failed to convince a single holdout to agree on nine remaining charges.


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Massachusetts Gaming Commission

Gambling panel complete after two members named

One day before the deadline, officials have named a retired state appeals court judge and a Springfield official to the final seats on the five-member panel.

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Josh Beckett endorsed Jon Lester for opener

Beckett told Bobby Valentine in January he thought Lester deserved the honor, which made the Red Sox manager’s decision easier.